Program Mission Statement
The combined Graduate/Residency program, at the State University of New York, State College of Optometry, provides an individual with the opportunity to obtain advanced clinical competency in an area of optometric care through a residency program, coupled with a graduate degree (masters or PhD) that complements the clinical experience. Translational research and the direct clinical application will occur while developing and maintaining advanced clinical competencies.
*Applicant must be accepted first into the Graduate Program prior to applying through ORMatch. *OD degree from an accredited school of optometry
*Successful completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 and TMOD of the National Board
*NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)
ORMS Matching Service
Fully accredited by ACOE
Hours Per Week
50% of time (approximately 20 hours) specific for the residency
Remaining 50% of time specific to graduate studies
Leave – Sick: 5 days/year Annual: 7 days/year and Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
Research opportunities will be in conjunction with graduate studies in the area of clinical interest.
A wide variety of educational opportunities exist which includes SUNY’s Didactic Program, as well as additional lectures and seminars specific to the clinical area of interest, and work in the graduate program.
The resident will have the opportunity to do clinical or laboratory teaching.